UK Transport

Getting City Commuters Out of Their Car and Into the Air - SkyTran Is the Future of Urban Transport

Intelligence Squared | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Traffic is too heavy. Rush hour is too long. Highways are too narrow and byways too slight. Our roads are congested, backed-up, over-crowded, and bumper to crash-proof bumper... The urban environment as we once knew it is gone.

Stock Market Chaos As #Stormageddon Hits

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

As the 'St Jude's Day Storm' hit Britain, leaving thousands without power and delaying many morning trains, the effects of the hurricane-force winds h...

Government's New £6Billion Proposal: Is It Enough?

Tom Rokins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Rokins

Potholes can be a motorist's worst nightmare. Even the sound of driving over one is enough to merit a short intake of breath - oh no, the car! With the government's recent proposal to spend £6 billion on repairing potholes, this issue has once again entered the limelight. But what should motorists do if a pothole damaged their vehicle or caused a personal injury?

Two Questions for the New Minister of State for Transport

Aoife O'Leary | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Politics
Aoife O'Leary

Without answers to these questions it's difficult to see how the UK can reconcile unconstrained growth in the long-haul sector with the need to meet emissions reduction targets.

They're Still Privatising This Line, Despite Its £208m Profit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Politics

The coalition's plan to find a private business to take over the running of the East Coast Main Line was branded "mad" by critics after the state rail...

Rail Fare Rises 'Restricted' - But Unions Say Move Is A 'Con'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

New year price rises to rail tickets in England will not surge as high as originally predicted, with the government capping additional rises put on by...

All Change Please: The New Transport Teams

John Lehal | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Politics
John Lehal

Anyone hoping that this week's reshuffle would inject some much needed decisiveness into the UK's top transport and infrastructure projects will have been in for disappointment. The Department for Transport has had two of its ministers replaced, and the Shadow Transport team has had a change of leader...

Woman Suffers Head Injuries After Falling From 'Boris Bus'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK

A woman has suffered serious head injuries after falling off the back of a new double-decker Routemaster bus. The passenger was rushed to hospital ...

Could Eurostar Take Over The East Coast Line?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

Eurostar, the high-speed train company, is bidding to operate a key London to Scotland rail route, in a joint bid with French firm Keolis. The suc...

£600k-A-Year HS2 Boss Has NO Idea When Trains Will Start

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins, who has been unveiled as the next chair of High Speed Rail 2, has endured an embarrassing grilling in ...

Branson's Taxi App Speeds Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK

Hailo, the smartphone app launched in London to help people hail taxis and backed by Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson, has been speeding its way around...

Time to End the Myths About Nationalisation and East Coast

Martin Griffiths | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Politics
Martin Griffiths

Maria Eagle's call to effectively renationalise the rail network is so dangerous and backward-looking. Her view is based on phoney economics and is a brazen attempt to rewrite history. She has ignored the facts about the failing, worn out nationalised railway of yesterday and the modern, growing and successful railway of today.

'Pricing Cars Out Of City Centres Can Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics

Shoppers should be priced out of their cars in city centres and encouraged to use public transport, transport minister Norman Baker has said. Spea...

Apprentice Of The Week: Craig Freeman, Highways Maintenance Operative

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Visit our new dedicated apprenticeship section, featuring a live jobs feed. Introducing this week’s apprentice.. Name: Craig Freeman Job Ti...

HS2: U-turn If You Want to, the Train Is Not for Turning

Alex Porter | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Porter

As public and parliamentary support for HS2 falls, surely it is only a matter of time before one of the parties changes their position. At the rate things are going, the debate may well descend into a race to see who will be the one to push the plans well and truly off the rails.

Cross About Crossrail!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

On Thursday 29 August I attended the first event of a week of action by disabled people over the many issues currently facing our community. The protest I made my way to was over Crossrail and the fact that several stations along the route of this massive infrastructure project were not going to have step free access...

Mind the 'Communications' Gap

Tom Clive | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Tom Clive

Train operators must set aside their differences and communicate as one, unified voice in a far more structured manner (on a more consistent basis) to show exactly what parts of our railway infrastructure are being improved.

Congratulations, First Great Western, You Just Lost A Regular Customer

Bidisha | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Bidisha

"Welcome to this 13:30 First Great Western service from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington, arriving at London Paddington at 15:14. The quiet c...

First Great Western Accused Of 'Secret 11% Fare Hike'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

First Great Western has been accused of "daylight robbery" by secretly increasing advance rail fares by over 11%. The Transport Salaried Staffs As...

'Don't Fall For This Grand Folly'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

The coalition has come under renewed pressure to abandon its controversial High Speed Rail 2 project, as research reveals businesses are deeply oppose...

High Speed In-Flight Internet By 2014?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Tech

In a move that will increase the productivity of some but the modern-living stress levels of others, high-speed internet could be aboard most flights ...

'Hyperloop' Train Unveiled: London To Edinburgh In 30 Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk has finally unveiled the plans for his "fifth mode of transport", the futuristic 'Hyperloop' megatrain. The long-hyp...

'I've F***** Up, I Want To Die'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

"I've derailed. What do I do? What am I supposed to do? I f***** up, I want to die." Those were the last words recorded on the black box in the dr...

Train Crash Injures Eight

PA | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

An investigation has been launched after two trains collided at a railway station in the early hours of the morning. Eight people received minor in...

Students Spending 'Millions' Commuting

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students are travelling more than most commuters to get to university and spending 'millions' on transport as rising house prices push them further an...